College and University Students

University and College Tours

OPEN UP YOUR STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT ON A CUSTOM-MADE STUDY ABROAD TOUR TO SOUTH AFRICA.

Travel with us for a unique and authentic South African experience. We tailor-make our tours to match the needs, expectations, budget and time frame of your student group. We specialize in Educational Tourism.

We understand that the intentions of study abroad programs are to enrich the academic and personal development of highly motivated students. Our trips are therefore planned to ensure that students, who will later become significant leaders in their respective fields of study, are exposed to a variety of opportunities that include:

  • Visits to places of significant cultural-historical and political value combined with serious conversation about these contexts with several significant South Africans leaders and influencers.
  • Active engagement in cultural and social activities to enhance knowledge of the South African community life followed by reflexive discussion.
  • Excursions to experience the beautiful scenery and natural fauna and flora of our country.
  • We can also support of research opportunities if needed, provided the ethical requirements are met.

Tour Length: 12-days/11-nights approx.

Tour Dates:

You and Embrace SA Tours decide on the best dates for your group

Group Size: 6 passengers min; 30 passengers max

Price: Prices vary between $1,850 to $2,850 per person sharing, depending on the length of the stay and activities. Contact us for a quote so that we can offer you the best prices available for your group.

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Tour Highlights

  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Table Mountain
  • Penguin Colony at Simon’s Town
  • Robben Island
  • Langa and Soweto Township Tour
  • Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves
  • Apartheid Museum and in Gandi’s footsteps
  • 2-day Safari on a Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Accommodation high 3-star and 4-star
  • Typical local cuisine

Itinerary

Day 1 - TUESDAY

We will welcome you with open arms and friendly smiles at Cape Town International airport!  A Marimba band with drum players and singers will make you feel at home. Welcome to South Africa.

Our first stop will be Table Mountain. We take the cable car (vernacular) to the top of the mountain and back. You will have at least two hours to breathe in the beautiful views and explore the hiking trails on top of the mountain.

We do a short stop at the historic Bo-Kaap (Upper-Cape) before we explore the central district of Cape Town on a sightseeing tour.

Welcoming supper

Accommodation: City Lodge Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

[lunch and supper included]

Day 2 – WEDNESDAY

Breakfast at your hotel. Today we take the boat to Robben Island. It is a starting point to understand the modern history of South Africa. It will be an emotional day since you will “experience” the atrocities of the apartheid system of the Nationalist government and the role that leaders like Nelson Mandela played to fight for the freedom of the South African people. We explore the island and join an ex-political prisoner who will show the group the maximum prison. You will get the opportunity to stand in Nelson Mandela’s cell.

After lunch we visit the District Six Museum in the area where the forced removals took place in the 1970’s. Noor Ebrahim, who lived in District Six, will take the group on a guided tour of the museum. Afterwards we will drive through the area of former District 6.

Accommodation: City Lodge Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 3 – THURSDAY

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today the group explore one of the most beautiful regions in South Africa, namely the Cape Winelands.

Our first stop however is at a primary school where you will meet the teachers and the children of Nederburg Primary School in Paarl. The group will have time to interact with the children and teachers.

After we said goodbye to the children, we visit Mbekweni Youth Center.

South Africa has some of the best wines in the country and our group will not forgive us if we do not do a cellar tour and wine tasting and -pairing KWV Paarl.

On way back to Cape Town we stop at the statue of Pres Nelson Mandela where he was released from the Drakenstein Prison.

Accommodation: City Lodge Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 4 – FRIDAY

After breakfast at your hotel we leave for the African craft and gift market at Greenmarket Square. Here you can meet artists from different parts of Africa. You are welcome to bargain with the artists and vendors. You will also learn more about the history of Cape Town and visit some of the oldest buildings, the parliament buildings and Iziko Slave Lodge, where the slaves stayed during the slavery period.

Lunch will be with Odwa Futshane (tour guide) – at a traditional restaurant in Langa, Lelapa. After lunch our tour guide will take us on a very insightful walking tour of the Langa townships. You will get the opportunity to meet the people and have a cappuccino in the first coffee shop in a black township.

It is well known for its cultural offerings, its warmth and sense of community and wide array of offerings available to visitors.

Lunch: Local restaurant in Langa – Exploring African Culinary

Evening: Pan-African cultural experience at GOLD Restaurant and an opportunity to learn to play the African drum.

Accommodation: City Lodge Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 5 – SATURDAY

After breakfast we visit the village of Hout Bay along the coast. We drive via Chapman’s Peak Drive, (one of the most scenic drives in the world!), to Simon’s Town, where you will have time to visit the African jackass Penguin Colony at the Boulders. After your visit to the penguins, you may be interested to swim in the ocean!

After lunch we visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, which includes beautiful sites like the Cape Point Light House and the Cape of Good Hope.

Accommodation: City Lodge Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 6 – SUNDAY

Breakfast. Check out

Today we leave Cape Town and make our way to Johannesburg. Our flight leaves at 12:00 from Cape Town International to O R Tambo Johannesburg.

On our way to our guest house we will do short sightseeing tour of Johannesburg.  We make our way to our guest house where we settle in and get some down time before the week starts.

Accommodation: Cradle Valley Guest Lodge

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 7 – MONDAY

After breakfast we visit the Sterkfontein Caves. The caves at Sterkfontein were formed in dolomitic limestone over millions of years. They began to form as early as 20-million years ago. Here you will be introduced to “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot” before heading underground to explore the caves, where scientists have discovered many hominid and other animal fossils dating back more than 4-million years to the birth of humanity.

After lunch you have time to visit the Cradle of Humankind Museum. The universe was formed about 14-billion years ago. The Earth is about 4.6-billion years old. Life first emerged about 3.8-billion years ago. Our journey begins in South Africa, where fossils of some of the earliest known life forms on Earth have been found.

Accommodation: Cradle Valley Guest Lodge

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 8 – TUESDAY

In the footsteps of Gandi…

Breakfast. Today our group explore the life story of one of the famous people in history, Mahatma Gandi, while he stayed in Johannesburg South Africa.

Gandhi’s House Satyagraha Guest House
This house was from 1908 to 1909, the home of Mohandas Gandhi. Today, the Satyagraha House is both a museum and a guest house. A unique way to immerse yourself in the privacy of a man and the history of a country.

Hamidia Mosque, the site of the first act of Gandhi’s Satyagraha campaign

Constitutional Hill Tour – an hour long tour, visiting thecells where Gandi and many others were imprisoned – Women’s Jail, Number Four, the Constitutional Court andthe Old Fort.

Accommodation: Cradle Valley Guest Lodge

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 9 – WEDNESDAY

Breakfast. We start our day at the Africa Museum in Johannesburg. Africa Museum is an historical museum in Johannesburg and was established in 1933. It is housed in the city’s former fruit and vegetable market in Newtown.

We spend the rest of the day on a Soweto Experience with our famous tour guide Queen Malefane.

Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa.

Lunch is at the famous Robby’s Restaurant.  During our tour we will stop at Regina Mundi Church, The Church first wrote its name in South Africa’s history books during apartheid, when it opened its doors to anti-apartheid groups and provided shelter to activists

The group continues their Soweto visit to the Hector Peterson Museum, visit Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived and the FNB soccer stadium where the finals of the 2010 Soccer World Cup were played.

Accommodation: Cradle Valley Guest Lodge

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 10 – THURSDAY

Breakfast. Today we take our time to visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story.

After lunch we make our way to the Mongena Lodge where we will be staying for two nights.

Afternoon Game Drive at Mongena Lodge

The 4-star Lodge offers a Big 5 bush safari and is a favorite for local and international guests who wish to see the Big 5 on a Game Drive or bush walk. Lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, zebra, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, all antelope species, warthogs, aardvark, brown hyena, aardwolf and splendid birdwatching makes for excellent game viewing in the distinctive African bush. Game Drive lasts about 2 and a half to 3 hours.

Accommodation: Mongena Lodge

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 11 – FRIDAY

Breakfast Mongena Game Lodge

Mongena Game Lodge offers a spectacular African Bush safari & game drive experience for local and international visitors.

Morning Game Drive

Relax around the pool

Afternoon Game Drive

Supper Boma Braai. You are invited to sit around the fire and enjoy the atmosphere of a real South Africa BBQ (braai)

Accommodation: Mongena Lodge

[breakfast, lunch and supper included]

Day 12 - SATURDAY

Early morning game drive. Breakfast at Mongena Lodge. Check out

We drive to Tshwane where we visit the Union Buildings. It forms the official seat of the South African government and house the offices of the President of South Africa.

Our group conclude their South African Tour with a visit to Freedom Park in Pretoria.

Freedom Park celebrates South Africa’s heritage. It is a center of knowledge aimed at deepening the understanding of the nation. It strives to accommodate all the country’s experiences and symbols to tell one coherent story.

We have to say our final goodbyes and wish you all a very safe journey with high hopes that you will return soon. We drop you off at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg at 16:00.

Flight back to your home destination

[breakfast and lunch included]

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